Selma to Montgomery Marches
Betty Miles Remembers Bloody Sunday In Selma

Betty Miles Remembers Bloody Sunday In Selma

On March 7, 1965, a group of around 600 marchers left Selma, Alabama, on a march to Alabama’s capital, Montgomery, as part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement. Shortly after leaving Selma, the unarmed marchers were attacked on the Edmund Pettus Bridge by state troopers with tear gas and billy … Continue reading

American Civil Rights Movement
Survivors Recall The Orangeburg Massacre

Survivors Recall The Orangeburg Massacre

The Orangeburg massacre took place on February 8, 1968, when a group of about 150 protestors from South Carolina State University had gathered to protest racial segregation at the local bowling alley. South Carolina Highway Patrol Officers responded to the scene and opened fire on protestors, killing three and wounding … Continue reading

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s First Television Interview

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Mahatma Gandhi lead the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India by employing techniques of nonviolent civil disobedience. His methods were eventually successful, and they went on to inspire civil rights movements across the world. In his first television interview on April 30, 1931, Gandhi spoke with Fox Movietone News about … Continue reading

Selma to Montgomery Marches
Carmen Ejogo On Playing Coretta Scott King

Carmen Ejogo On Playing Coretta Scott King

Actress Carmen Ejogo plays Coretta Scott King in the 2014 movie “Selma”, which is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. Ejogo had previously played Coretta Scott King in the HBO production “Boycott”, and in this video she discusses portraying Scott King at different points in her … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Clarence B. Jones Remembers MLK’s Assassination

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On April 4, 1968, at the age of 39, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In this video, his friend, advisor and draft speechwriter Dr. Clarence B. Jones recalls hearing the news of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death and speaks about his initial … Continue reading